Mr Dietmar Mann (PENTAIR)
MicroTCA.4 Tutorial Basics
Dr Dariusz Makowski (DMCS)
High availability, serviceability and reliability are among the most desirable features of control systems in modern High-Energy Physics (HEPs) and other big-scale scientific experiments. One of the recent developments that have influenced this field was the emergence of the xTCA standards (Advanced and Micro-Telecommunications Computing Architecture). The standards developed for...
Vollrath Dirksen (N.A.T. GmbH)
Tutorial about MicroTCA.4
Mr Ludwig Petrosyan (DESY)
The MTCA use the PCI Express bus as a central bus of data transmissions. The AMC module to be visible to the user application has to be enabled in PCI Express bus and right configured. One of especially important features of this bus is a possibility of hot replacement of the devices without rebooting an operating system. The PCI Express Hot-Swap service is being used relatively long....
Dr Holger Schlarb (DESY)
PICMG activities, new and future standards
Raymond Larsen (IC Division, SLAC)
The PICMG xTCA for Physics Technical Committees were approved in May 2009 so now have been operating for over five years. The major work of the PICMG MTCA.4 hardware extensions to MTCA.0, “MicroTCA Enhancements for Rear I/O and Precision Timing”, was approved in September 2011, a short time for such an extensive undertaking. This standard seems now firmly established in several labs and...
Mr Till Straumann (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
To interface with the outside world, many devices provide some control registers which can be accessed via a field bus. Introducing a standardised set of registers will allow one to use the same software tools for many board. They can for instance have a common driver or user space library. The PICMG software working group is currently working on an implementation recommendation guideline...
Dr Frank Ludwig (DESY)
To enhance the compatibility and modularity of AMC and RTM boards, board manufacturers should follow the ZONE3 classes for analog or digital applications. The ZONE3 classes are in the ratification process of the PICMG consortium. For having a simple E-keying based on class identifiers and to guarantee the backward compatibility of existing boards, subclasses in the analog class were...
Mr Vollrath Dirksen (N.A.T. GmbH)
Learn the key parts to get RTM backplane running in a MTCA.4 systems: * rear transition module for MCH with connection to RTM backplane * rear power module connected to RTM backplane * management of the rear power modules * management of µRTMs connected to front AMCs * management of µRTMs connected to front AMCs and RTM backplane * management of eRTMs with only connection to RTM backplane
Dr Heinz-Hartmut Ibowski (b1-ES GmbH)
In MTCA.4 systems sensitive analogue and aggressive digital signals have to be handled on one board or one AMC/RTM combination. The open MTCA architecture with plugged in modules designed by multiple designers for multiple purposes creates additional noise on the sensitive analogue signals. In the DC and low frequency range this EMC problem is dominated by conductive coupling especially within...
Dr Tomasz Owczarek (Warsaw University of Technology, ISE)
EMI problems in MTCA.4 system can degrade the whole system accuracy. An AMC board called DAMC-EMI board was developed at DESY to easily identify the conductive mode EMI problems in MTCA.4 system. Now a new revision (R1.1) of the board has been developed. A selected measurement results which show some of the EMI problems in MTCA.4 systems are presented.
Mr Tomasz Leśniak (Warsaw University of Technology, ISE)
RF-Backplane is an RTM backplane for MTCA.4 based LLRF system. Prototype implementation was designed for upcoming European XFEL accelerator to distribute CLK and analog RF signals (up to 6GHz) between uRTM/eRTM modules. Precision regulation of the RF fields performed by LLRF system forces high signal integrity demands on these RF and CLK distribution networks. Therefore one of the multiple...
Dr Dariusz Makowski (Lodz University of Technology, DMCS)
Data acquisition and processing systems used in modern physics produce large amount of data. A good example is the image acquisition system, that collects data from megapixel digital cameras. The image acquisition system, composed of ten 1 megapixel cameras, can easily produce the 100 gigabit data stream. The data acquisition and processing system requires a powerful interface to transfer such...
6. A demonstration of a mTCA.4 crate used as a high precision data acquisition and control system with optical PCIe Gen.3 up-link.
Mr Aksel Saltuklar (ELMA)
The talk will contain an architecture of a MTCA.4 crate, including an advance backplane for the usage of an extreme precise timing and clock distribution. The crate, including the MCH with the optical PCI-e Gen.3 uplink, the fiber optic cable and the receiving PC board as a unit will be part of a live demonstration.
Mr Ian Shearer (VadaTech Ltd)
The range of COTS products available in MicroTCA and MTCA.4 has grown rapidly over the last few years. This presentation shows how this provides users with flexibility in system configurations, from very dense processing platforms to distributed control and monitoring systems.
Mr Vollrath Dirksen (N.A.T. GmbH)
12 slot MTCA.4 chassis offer 2, 4 or more power module sides. Each application demands a different power configuration. This presentation describes load sharing, 1+1 and n+1 redundancy and a combination of load sharing and redundancy power configuration. The new and available graphical tool Power Configuration Manager (PCM) is introduced. Just by some mouse clicks the needed power...
28. Architecture and main features of the Virtex-7 MTCA.4 carrier IC-FEP-TCAa and its 1.6 GSPS 4 channel FMC
Mr Thierry Wastiaux (Interface Concept)
This presentation will explain the architecture and the main features of the Virtex-7 MTCA.4 carrier (IC-FEP-TCAa)and the four channel 1.6 GSPS ADC FMC (IC-ADC-FMCc) developed in cooperation with DESY.
Mr Kay Rehlich
FLASH is running reliably 24/7 in user operations since a few month with 20 MicroTCA crates. First installations are available for the European XFEL as well. During the next months this installation will grow to about 200 crates. Both facilities are equipped with commercial of-the-shelf products and with in-house designs. The talk will give an overview of the installations and the status of...
Dr Shinichiro Michizono (KEK)
We have been developed micro-TCA boards for LLRF controls. Multi AD/DA board has been used at cERL (test facilities for electron recovery linac), STF (superconducting rf test facility) and super KEKB. The board is controlled by EPICS on the FPGA (Virtex5-FX). Recently, we have also developed MTCA.4 board for multi-cavity control. I will also report this board.
30. A MicroTCA Power Module Test Pad and a short status report on the MTCA evaluation project at CERN
Mr Julian Mendez (CERN)
MicroTCA is a candidate platform for the upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments at CERN. The CERN PH-ESE group launched in 2011 the μTCA evaluation project whose aim is to perform technical evaluations and provide support for selected components. Products tested are shelves, MicroTCA Carrier Hubs (MCH) and power modules (PM). The project includes the electrical evaluation of...
A Young (SLAC)
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has two microTCA collaborations with other laboratories. These collaborations are to developed BPM systems with European Spallation Source (ESS) and Pohang Accelerator Laboratory (PAL). The ESS collaboration is designing a new Rear Transition Module (RTM) that can be used as a BPM interface and as a LLRF interface for a development system. The PAL...
Dr Grzegorz Kasprowicz Kasprowicz (Warsaw University of Technology / Creotech Instruments SA)
Since a few years Creotech Instruments develops complex MTCA-based systems based on Open Hardware approach. We want to share with experience gained with OHWR business model and introduce new products.
Christoph Stechmann (DESY)
At XFEL accelerator almost 150 MicroTCA crates will be synchronized with a picosecond stable timing signal. An overview of this timing system based on MicroTCA.4 technology, responsible for triggering components like lasers, kickers, etc in XFEL and FLASH accelerator will be given. The presentation will give a look into design of hardware, drift and length compensated signal distribution,...
Mr Jukka Pietarinen
A native MicroTCA.4 prototype of an event receiver for the MRF timing system has been developed. This presentation will discuss lessons learned during the development process and provide a brief look at the future enhancements of the MRF timing system.
Mr Marko Mehle (Cosylab)
The FAIR facility involves a long chain of accelerators which need to be tightly synchronized. This is achieved by using by using a timing system based on White Rabbit (WR). FAIR Timing Receiver Nodes (FTRNs) are part of the FAIR General Machine Timing System. FTRNs receive and decode broadcasted network messages in real time. One of the form factors to be used in the facility will be...
Dr Davit Kalantaryan (DESY)
Micro Telecommunications Computing Architecture (MicroTCA) is the new generation system, which should allow more stable and reliable control of the accelerator facilities such as FLASH at DESY and the European XFEL. The photo injector test facility at DESY, Zeuthen site (PITZ) is optimizing the electron source for the European XFEL. The MicroTCA system is also planned to be used at PITZ in...
Mr Pawel Predki (TUL / DMCS)
The new MicroTCA.4 hardware platform facilitates control of complex system with a large number of actuators and sensors. However, the number of available devices and their complexity makes it increasingly difficult to simulate and implement a controller design. The usual work flow includes simulating the system behavior, building and testing a controller in the simulation and, finally,...
Mr Ludwig Petrosyan (DESY)
DESY is developing a universal, modular and expandable PCI Express driver for the use in MicroTCA.4 systems. In the last year the driver has seen many improvements. In collaboration with Cosylab, the performance of the Direct Memory Access has significantly been improved. Currently the driver is going through a full review to solve the remaining bugs, ensure stable hot-plug performance,...
Martin Killenberg (DESY)
The main goal of the MicroTCA.4 User Tool Kit (MTCA4U) is to facilitate the development of control applications with MicroTCA.4. It provides a universal PCIexpress driver, a C++ library for accessing the MicroTCA devices and tools for interfacing the control system. We report on the new features which have been established, for example command line tools and python bindings which allow easy...
27. W7-X Dispersion Interferometer’s Current Signal Processing and Future Bayesian Model Based Data Analysis
Mr Humberto Trimiño Mora (Max-Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik)
The dispersion interferometer (DI) diagnostic, which can be used to measure line integrated electron density, currently performs data acquisition and signal processing with an FPGA embedded on the SIS8300-L board. This W7-X interferometer is being developed to calculate a real time estimation of the line integrated electron density, store raw data and transmit processed signal for control...
Mr Michael Fenner (Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron)
The MTCA standard provides advanced management, monitoring and diagnostics functionalities. The hardware management is based on the extended Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) protocol, that was initially developed for the supervision of complex computers operation. The Module Management Controller (MMC) is required on each card installed in the MTCA chassis to provide IPMI...
Mr Vollrath Dirksen (N.A.T. GmbH)
Up to 16 PCIexpress lanes inside and outside of a MTCA.4 system are demanded in application with high data throughput, low latency and huge computing requirements. This presentation presents how to upgrade existing MTCA.4 systems inside the system with * 16 PCIexpress lanes to the local root complex as rear module behind the MCH at the front-side with * 16 lanes of optical...
Mr Thomas Berner (WIENER Plein + Baus GmbH)
The WIENER 1000W Low Noise MTCA.4 Power Supply will be presented including the latest improvements.
Mr Remigiusz Danych (AIES Sp. z o.o.)
Fast evolution of visible and infrared-light digital cameras was observed within last ten years. The cameras providing images with the megapixel resolution are useful diagnostic tools applied in various experiments of modern physics. Dedicated protocols were developed for transferring megapixel images in complex physics experiments. Camera Link and CoaXPress interfaces assure both a high...
Dr Konrad Przygoda (DESY)
A MicroTCA.4 (MTCA.4) compliant Piezo Driver (DRTM-PZT4) has been developed to drive piezoelectric-based actuators used in accelerator instrumentation applications. More specifically, it is used for synchronization of pulsed lasers, stabilization of fiber links, piezo based motor driver control and superconducting cavities fine tuning. This paper briefly presents the designed system...
Matthias Feulner (Texas Instruments Deutschland GmbH)
High speed data converter technology has seen break-troughs in terms of performance and functionality in the past 10 years. Some key applications have been driving the development of leading edge data converter technology: o The wireless broadband broad-band revolution, starting with GSM as a voice-only service till the late 1990s, evolving to EDGE and Multi-carrier GSM, then...
Mr Chengcheng Xu (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is building the LCLS II facility. It is a 1MW superconducting Free Electron Laser (FEL) facility capable of producing soft and hard x-rays. There will be about 300 different kinds of Beam Position Monitors (BPM) installed at the LCLS II facility. We have come up with the conceptual design for stripline, button, L-band cavity, and X-band cavity BPM...
Mr Atte Formum Focho (Ansys Germany)
An Introduction to Ansys simulation software for Signal Integrity is presented. A PCI Express 8 GT/s Channel example is shown. Analysis and post processing in frequency domain is shown in the SIwave tool. Also, time domain specification in the tool HFSS SI is mentioned.
Enrico Braidotti (CAEN ELS d.o.o)
An overview of CAEN ELS products related to the MTCA.4 standard will be introduced. The HV-PANDA multi-channel High-Voltage power supply module, the FMC-Pico-1M4 quad-channel low-current measurement front-end that can be used in conjunction with the DAMC-FMC25 board for quadrature BPM applications and the dual/quad channel SPF+ FMC modules will be presented as self-developed or distributed and...
Mr Niels Koll (TEWS Technologies)
This talk presents the TAMC532, an MTCA.4 compliant AMC and its companion µRTM TAMC532-TM for high channel count analog to digital conversion applications, developed within HVF. The TAMC532 provides 32 ADCs with 12 or 14 Bit resolution. Depending on the resolution, sample rates up to 75 Msps are possible. A powerful clock distribution allows using the TAMC532 in nearly any clocking scheme...
Dr Matthias Kirsch (Struck)
Enhancements of the SIS8300 10 channel 125 MSPS 16-bit AMC digitzer resulting in the SIS8300-L2 design will be presented. The status of the 250 MSPS 16-bit SIS8325 MTCA.4 digitizer will be addressed. Both the SIS8300 family and the SIS8325 can be used with Downconverter and direct sampling RTMs to cover a range of frequencies and applications. Possible future developments comprise a...
Mr Friedrich Fix (eicSys GmBH)
Review of eicSys activities for MTCA.4 Technology Presentation of existing Boards in License from DESY Presentation of existing Boards in own development. Upcoming new developments of MTCA.4 Boards, FMC´s and Systems. First application plans for MTCA.4 in industry projects. Roadmap for developments.
Mr Juergen M. Jaeger (DESY)
Reliability, flexibility, scalability and timeliness are only a few functional requirements a machine protection system (MPS) is permanently confronted with. This presentation tries to show how the newly developed µTCA-based MPS for FLASH2 and XFEL tries to fulfill these requirements with reasonable effort. The chosen hardware, the MPS-internal fiber optical communication topology, the...
Mr Michael Fenner (DESY)
During the last year, DESY has nearly finished the design of all digital and analog boards for the XFEL Low-Level-RF system. The boards with the widest application fields are being licensed to industry, so they are available for customers outside of DESY - either in industry or in other research facilities. This is a new approach that DESY follows. It helps sharing our experience and knowledge...
Mr Igor Rutkowski (ISE, Warsaw University of Technology)
The stable and reproducible generation of a high average brilliance photon beam at Free Electron Lasers requires a high-precision radio frequency regulation of the accelerating fields inside the cavities. ELBE (Electron Linac for beams with high Brilliance and low Emittance) is a multi-purpose radiation source at HZDR (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf). The LLRF system controls two normal...
Mr Gustavo Bruno (LNLS)
Sirius, a new ultra-low emittance (0.28 nm.rad) synchrotron light source, is currently under development at the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS). Sirius's beam position monitor (BPM) and fast orbit feedback (FOFB) systems will adopt MicroTCA.4 infrastructure for its electronics and communication. Sirius's most stringent BPM specification is the electron beam position monitoring...
Mr Maciek Grzegrzółka (ISE Warsaw University of Technology)
This contribution describes the design of an MTCA.4-based Rear Transition Module suited for direct sampling of signals in a bandwidth of 5-700 MHz. The RTM is fully compliant with the DESY Analog class A1 recommendation and features RF backplane support. The board consists of 8 feed-through channels(AC or DC coupled), 1 vector modulator channel and a low-noise clock generation and...
Mr Aleksander Mielczarek (Lodz University of Technology)
The European-XFEL project requires a powerful computing module for the Low-Level RF system. The processing power will be provided by CM045 module delivered by Vadatech – a fruit of successful commercialization of DAMC_TCK7 module developed for DESY by DMCS. About 100 boards will be ordered and will have to be carefully evaluated before installation in the accelerator tunnel. Manual testing of...
Dr Holger Schlarb (DESY)